The Herb Innovation Center

Undergraduate Research

Are you interested in undergraduate research but unsure about how to get plugged in?  Fill out the linked form below and the Herb Innovation Center will reach out to you with next steps.

Undergraduate Research Request for Information

Featured faculty mentors

  • Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Exploring the complex and interactional role the context of a classroom, school, district or state plays in how teachers and students experience teaching and learning social studies in grades 6-12.  Within this, she has a particular focus on how teachers teach and students learn about religion in social studies classrooms.

  • Lynne Hamer, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Historical foundations of education/historical intersections between schooling and marginalized populations; life writing/educational biography and oral history
  • Edward Janak, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Historical foundations of education/historical intersections between schooling and marginalized populations; life writing/educational biography and oral history; pop culture/mass culture and education

  • Natasha Johnson, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Chemistry education; multicultural science education; STEM interest, access, and persistence

  • Revathy Kumar Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Social and cultural processes involved in constructing a sense of self and identity among adolescents and young adults in culturally diverse societies, the role of teachers, teacher-education programs, schools, communities, and families in facilitating minority and immigrant adolescents’ development, learning, and motivation

  • Sekhar Pindiprolu, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Teaching and learning strategies, computer-assisted instruction, designing instruction, program evaluations

  • Dale T. Snauwaert, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest: Justice, education for peace and justice, democracy, democratic education

  • Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D.

    Areas of research interest:  Gifted/Talented education; Social and Emotional Needs; Creativity; Curriculum Theory and Philosophical Foundations of Education; Assessment and Evaluation; Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Methods; Parents and Parenting

  • Mark Templin, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Science instruction, science teacher education, activity theory

  • Falynn Thompson, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Components of whiteness in education, scale development and validation, antiracist pedagogy

  • Michael Toland, Ph.D.
    Areas of research interest:  Sense of belonging, developing surveys, undergraduate research, applied statistics, applied measurement

SUPPLEMENTAL WRITING SUPPORT FOR JHCOE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Herb Innovation Center provides free supplemental writing support to all students within the Judith Herb College of Education (JHCOE). We offer 30-minute writing sessions for coursework assignments and other academic-related tasks to enhance students’ educational experience. The writing support is not a replacement for any support provided by the University of Toledo Writing Center or faculty teaching courses or mentoring students on various projects (e.g., Thesis, Dissertation). The writing support is purely supplemental (see type of Support Supplemental writing support below). Students should first seek out writing support provided by their primary faculty (i.e., their faculty mentor/advisor or course instructor) and the Writing Center before seeking out supplemental writing support offered by the Herb Innovation Center. To sign up for a FREE 30-minute writing support session, please email Dr. Falynn Thompson (Falynn.Thompson@utoledo.edu).

The type of supplemental writing support offered to JHCOE students through The Herb Innovation Center include:

  • Brainstorming topics and ideas for writing projects
  • Improving writing style (e.g., clarity, flow, etc.)
  • Assistance with following the 7th edition of the APA publication manual 
  • Help with punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Final editing

Resources 

American Psychological Association. (2020).  Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000

Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2014). They say / I say: The moves that matter in academic writing (3rd ed.). Norton & Company, Inc.

Strunk, W. & White, E. B. (1999). The elements of style (4th ed.). Pearson. 


Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research provided an overview for students interested in exploring research opportunities.

Last Updated: 6/27/22